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Vango Beta 350 / 450

Beta 350 | Tents | Vango

I used a Vango Beta 350 for 3 years on numerous motorcycle camping trips and cannot fault the build quality (it is a Vango after all) or the design. This is a VERY spacious tent with a useful porch area for storing panniers and wet gear, and the 3-pole tunnel design is easy for one person to pitch quickly - particularly after the first pitch, if you keep the inner and outer together so they can be pitched 'as one' next time.

Overall the Beta is an excellent tent which I would heartily recommend to motorcyclists. It is available in 2/3/4 person versions (labelled 250/350/450), although I would suggest going up one size to make room for your gear - I found the 350 a bit big for solo motorcycling camping trips, so I have just downsized from the 350 to a 250 - note that I didn't even bother looking at other brands or designs, I just went straight for another Vango - they really are that good!

The Betas also pack up small, and strap easily onto e.g. the top of one of my 'Pooratech' ammo box panniers.

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Oops..forgot to mention cookers...

I have an old oval ex-army Trangia which has served me well, but I couldn't resist a cheap copy of the more common round Trangia kit, which Lidl sell now and then at a fraction of the Trangia price!

The only drawback is that I have to carry a supply of meths, but in reality a 500ml bottle goes quite a long way.

I also keep a small hexamine stove in my panniers, in case I want a quick cuppa...

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I also keep a small hexamine stove in my panniers, in case I want a quick cuppa...Jo
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I have 2 tents one is Coleman Phad 3man tent that we use in Winter (Pictured) and the other is a Mutta Hubba 3man which is good for summer, in my opinion the Coleman is better made ! We use a Coleman dual fuel stove as well and it has never missed a beat.
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Kyam Biker Tent - seems to tick all your boxes so to speak.

Stove hmm whisperlight is good if a little messy.

how bout a nice little gas stove
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